Biography of Corporal Alfred Herbert Mitchley (1427)
10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 1st July 1916


  • Name: Alfred Herbert Mitchley
  • Date of birth: 1894
  • Place of Birth: Felixstowe, Suffolk, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1894
  • Place of Birth Registration: Woodbridge, Suffolk, England


  • Name: Ernest Alfred Mitchley
  • DOB: 1859
  • Place of Birth: South Hornsey, Middlesex, England
  • Occupation: Tailor


  • Name: Miriam Laura Lebbon
  • DOB: 1860
  • Place Of Birth: Hopton, Suffolk, England
  • Marriage: 1887 Thetford District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Hubert Ernest Mitchley, 1888, Snettisham
  • Alec Stanley Mitchley, 1890, Snettisham
  • Montague Mitchley, 1893, Felixstowe
  • Alfred Herbert Mitchley, 1894, Felixstowe
  • JOhn Leslie Mitchley, 1901, Felixstowe


  • 1901: Alfred is living with his parents at the Shop House (Tailor), Orwell Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk.
  • 1911: Alfred is living with his parents at 3 Terrace, Newtown, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire. The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as a grocer’s assistent.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • Name: Lizzie Aquila Peasgood
  • Date of birth: 23rd January 1894
  • Place of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England


  • Date of Marriage: 2nd February 1915
  • Place of Marriage: United Methodist Chapel, Thurlby, Lincolnshire

Wife’s parents

  • Father: Aquila Peasgood
  • Mother: Ellen Jane Holmes
Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Corporal Alfred Herbert Mitchley, 1427, 10th Bn Lincolnshire was killed in action on 1st July 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Wife Lizzie A 


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Thurlby, Roll of Honour in St Firmins Church
  • Huntington Town Hall
  • Huntingdon St Mary’s


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Corporal Alfred Berbert Mitchley, 1427, 10th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 1 July 1916 Age 22
  • Son of Ernest Alfred and Miriam Mitchley, of 3 St Mary’s Terrace, Newtown, Huntingdon; husband of Lizzie Aquila, of Northorpe House, Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Thiepval Memorial

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.